San Francisco judge Ramsey Hunt, longtime friend to FBI agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich, begins the murder trial of Clive and Cindy Cahill only to have federal prosecutor Mickey O’Rourke, known for his relentless, aggressive style, suddenly turn tentative and distracted. Hunt suspects that something is very wrong — and then O’Rourke goes missing, and Judge Hunt gets shot in the back.
Savich and Sherlock receive news of the attack as a mysterious note is delivered to Savich at the Hoover Building: FOR WHAT YOU DID YOU DESERVE THIS. Who sent the note? What does it mean?
As Ramsey Hunt’s life hangs in the balance, Savich and Sherlock race to San Francisco to answer the question: Why would anyone shoot the judge? When they discover one answer, more questions arise, until Savich and Sherlock face the final shock.
©2012 Catherine Coulter (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I have read all of her books from the romantic novels to the fbi series. All of her books are fabulous and I love that she writes continuos stories because you fall in love with the characters. Was glad to see The Judge, Emma and Molly back. This is a must read.
It was an okay book. Not sure I would recommend to friends.
Listened to many Catherine Coulter books before and "Back Fire" was a little disappointing.
I did not like the dual narration. There was too much "he said...she said."
It took a couple of hours of listening to get into the characters of this book. There were too many characters from the beginning so it made it difficult to keep up. The dual narration just added to the confusion. I usually like Catherine Coulter novels but "Back Fire" was not one of my favorites.
I have turned many people on to this series. I like the suspence and the characters. I do think that I would recommend a book to the audiobook.
I liked the protection details on Ramsey Hunt, how Eve watched out for him and his family.
I think I would prefer to hear a single male narrator instead of the male/female interaction. I found that the dramatic voices were really distracting. I really liked Jim's voice but though Deanna did amazing at differentiating between the female characters, I would prefer just a male voice for this series.
I had no extreme reaction. It was easy to walk away from due to the narration. Emma didn't seem like a regular little girl. It distracted me. Her character didn't seem realistic, too perfect and plastic. I will probably read the next book instead of listen.
I don't want to ding this book at all, however I really appreciate honest reviews by other readers. I like that there is no graphic sexual interaction but there is great tease between Catherine's characters. I will always be looking out for the next Dillon Savich/Lacy Sherlock story. Thanks Ms. Coulter for a great series with awesome characters.
If I was a writer I would make this book an equal to Iris's usual work.
Getting to the end.
They were great, it was the story that was poorly writen
I doubt it.
the top 20%. I read alot!!
a fresh breath
yes, it hit alot of emotions
keep writing Coulter
This book up there with the rest of Catherine's FBI thrillers.
Good plot kept we wondering who was the villein.
I think both Jim and Deanna did a great job on all the characters. I like both a man and woman's voice when there are both men and women characters are speaking.
Yes, but I could not.
Would like more books from Coulter with her FBI team.
It was an interesting twist bring a past and present together. I did like it better than Split Second. The children in the book bought some life into the story. .
It is not a bad story line it did bring you up to date on other characters in a previous book (Target).
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The decision to have two narrators -- one male, one female -- read this book seems to me a bad production call. The guy says something, then the woman reader interjects (in her simpering delivery) "...he said. Then he sighed..." and the guy continues to read the male part. The material seems trite enough to begin with, but this tradeoff between dueling narrators -- in the course of a single *sentence* for crying out loud -- made this unlistenable for me. I remember enjoying several of Catherine Coulter's earlier novels so I gave this one a try. Maybe if it had been more professionally produced I would have liked this one too. But I'll never know. I deleted it after 30 minutes of "...he said..." alternate-reader interruptions.
The story was one that brought you back to old characters and old friends. Lots of very corny "cop talk".
Although the two readers were disconcerting at first, it quickly became internal to the rhythm of the book.
Catherine Coulter'other books in the series. Robert Parker's Spenser series
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